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ERIC Number: EJ1156788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Hands Together! An Analog Clock Problem
Earnest, Darrell; Radtke, Susan; Scott, Siri
Teaching Children Mathematics, v24 n2 p94-100 Oct 2017
In this article, the authors first present the Hands Together! task. The mathematics in this problem concerns the relationship of hour and minute durations as reflected in the oft-overlooked proportional movements of the two hands of an analog clock. The authors go on to discuss the importance of problem solving in general. They then consider content related to time before they share how solving this task came alive in their fourth-grade classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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